Top Ten Best Detective Movies

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1
Sherlock Holmes
This movie has the best plot. You don't come to know the real mystery till the end. The acting by Robert Downey Jr. ^^ Jude Law is remarkable. A must watch mystery movie.
What a good film this is! The plot is unpredictable. Everybody is strongly recommended to watch this great movie.
it's the best of all detective movies
awesome sherlock holmes it one of my best film ever seen before
just watch it you don't regret it
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2Bad Boys II
Will Smith and Martin Lawrence make such comedy magic. Who needs Janet Scott and Rachael Baily when you can have Mike Lowery and Marcus Burnett?

3Chinatown
I would Chinatown as number 1
Chinatown is the greatest. Period

4Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
This movie is just 'overthrow' its previous sequel. The storyline is more complicated, more complex, but also very genius, very smart, and there's a lot comedy scene too. Holmes and Watson relationship is more 'intensified' here.
And this movie also convince me more that Robert Downey Jr. Is very suitable played as Sherlock Holmes. People say that he is not good just because Robert is American, not British just like the rest of the actors who have played Holmes. I love Robert Downey Jr because of his role as Sherlock Holmes, he doesn't look smart from his appearance but deep down in his head is the most genius mind that ever existed. That's why, to me, Robert Downey Jr. Is the most perfect Sherlock Holmes.
Basically I'm Sherlock Holmes fan. I have complete seasons of The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes, Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes.
Really enjoyed the acting, the story was great as well. I also thought that the slow motion camera work on some of the action was a great touch, especially when it showed what was about to happen, and how he planned everything. These movies are brilliant.
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5Seven
Good atmosphere, story and twist at the end. All the actors deliver great performances. Must see for anybody, anywhere.
It's an incredible movie! It's got Morgan Freeman and Brad Pitt, how can you beat that
Damn great movie you must see it the great ending best acting from morgan freeman and brad pitt
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6The X-Files: I Want to Believe
Do I really need to say why? I mean, Mulder, Scully, does anybody need anything else? I don't think so! I need them back!
A great movie! It's not just a cheap detective, it's a deep, very tender and philosophical thing... The X Files the best!
It's a real classic of T.V. shows. It was balanced movie, with great characters and basic aim with humanity. I really need them back
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7Rush Hour 3

8Rear Window
Really good scenes and very classical... Sood 1

9Minority Report
GOOd and Fast Movie

10Bad Boys

The Contenders

11The Heat

12Rush Hour

13Mulholland Dr.

14Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang
I love this movie!. the way Robert Downey Jr acts! Love it!

15The Maltese Falcon
This is a silly list. Dumb movies like Sherlock Holmes and Bad Boys II ranked above Chinatown and The Maltese Falcon. Go figure.
Bad boys is higher laugh out loud

16Rush Hour 2
Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker are super funny in this

17L.A. Confidential

18R.I.P.D

19Speed
I love this film so much, great performance from Dennis hopper, Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock including Jeff Daniels and Joe Morton

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20Untraceable
Like this film, super climax, Diane Lane got a very strong charecter, everything is perfect, recommend watching
Nice making, good & perfect

21Dangerous Game

22The Silence of the Lambs

23Dick Tracy

24Rookie

25Inside Man
perfect planning
perfect plot
and a perfect thief
it is a great movie I must on the top 3
but unluckily very rare people have seen this awesome movie
Great work on this movie and the investigation start after robbery from one of great movie of robbery and investigation sure it be
I think it sounds really intresting and exciting, funny, and good I would love to see this
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26Basic Instinct

27Gone Baby Gone
Exponentially better than any movie on this list
Excellent movie..
One of the best I have seen

28Manhattan Murder Mystery

29Smilla's Sense of Snow

30Zodiac

31Saw IV
Very thrilling and was so full of puzzles and twists. It has some of the best detective actors you will ever see
I think this was a very underrated Saw, and it had a lot of loops and puzzles to solve

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I like saw is the best film
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32The Shawshank Redemption
No one could have predicted the climax of this movie while seeing it.. The best movie ever made.. Truly Inspirational as well.. May the entire team that made this movie rest in peace
I agree The Shawshank Redemption is one of the best films I have seen three times and would watch again. It is inspirational.
Great movie. I have seen three times. Must watch category
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33The Untouchables

34Sin City

35Beyond the Law

36Primal Fear
Come on, this should be above bad boys!
Should be in top 5. Great thriller with a twist. Geres best

37Body Heat

38Blow Out

39Shadows and Fog

40The Firm

41Mr. Brooks

4288 Minutes
Easily a top 10
Al pacino as a detective... Do the math

43Nighthawks

44Falling Down

45Frequency

46Dinner Rush

47A Scanner Darkly

48Farewell, My Lovely

49The Net

50Foul Play

51Sea of Love

52F/X

53Black Rain

54Batman: Mask of Phantasm

55Body Double
Great story and very sexy most of these movie belong on a worst movie list

56Clue

57The Big Easy

58A Shock to the System

59Vertigo

60Klute

61Blade Runner

62Bad Day at Black Rock

63Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

64Shonar Kella
You guys have no idea about this movie!

65The Singing Detective

66Taking Lives
What a movie, good story, don't miss this

67Copycat

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